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Friday, July 2, 2010
Legendary Whittier College and NFL Coach Don Coryell dies at 85.

Whittier College Hall of Fame coach Don Coryell, one of the founding fathers of the modern passing game, has died. He was 85. An outstanding professional and college football coach, it was under the direction of Coryell that the Poets won three of... More

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Whittier is on list of california's top 10 liberal arts colleges.

US News and World Report has included Whittier College in its list of top 10 liberal arts colleges in the state. The list, which includes other top schools such as Pomona and Occidental, is part of the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges... More

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Whittier Alumna Julie Nise '78 helps parents of world's only deaf-blind triplets keep their marriage together.

Nationally recognized relationship coach Julie Nise made an appearance on the Dr. Phil Show where she was recognized for her work with George and Liz Hooker, the parents of disabled triplets. The situation with the couple, who are the parents of the... More

Sunday, June 27, 2010
Geologist Alumnus Ramon Arrowsmith '89  profiled for groundbreaking earthquake study

Dr. Ramon Arrowsmith '89, a geologist and professor at Arizona State University, was part of a team of researchers studying earthquake behavior, specifically along a key part of the San Andreas Fault in California. Supported in part by the NSF, the... More

Sunday, June 27, 2010
Edmonton press gives alumnus Senator Strickland due respect for sports prowess and being an all around 'nice guy'.

In the recent article "From Senate Chamber to Center Court" (Edmonton Journal), CA State Senator, campaigning State Controller on the Republican ticket, and two-season L.A. Lightning basketball athlete Tony Strickland '93 demonstrates why he's a... More

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Brownie Sibrian '10 at graduation wearing his stole that identies him as latino.

Whittier College's targeted efforts to successfully graduate Latino students is the focus of an Associated Press article that ran this weekend in the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, and San Diego Union-Tribune, among other... More

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Whittier student film makers have vegas debut

Four Whittier College student-produced films will be screened at the Campus MovieFest (CMF) 2010 International Grand Finale (IGF) at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. From June 10-13, CMF—the world's largest student film festival—will host... More

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Professor Fred Bergerson Returns to vietnam four decades after the war.

Political science professor Fred Bergerson was featured in Bill Bell's Memorial Day column in the Whittier Daily News. Bergerson recently led a group of alumni and friends of the College on a 10-day trip through Vietnam. For Bergerson, a Vietnam... More

Friday, May 28, 2010
Whittier College Celebrates 107th commencement ceremony under sunny skies.

A sunny spring morning welcomed the class of 2010 to Whittier College's 107th Commencement exercises. The more than 360 graduates in attendance received words of wisdom and encouragement from commencement speaker and award-winning author Tim O'... More

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Whittier College celebrates latino graduates.

The 9th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration kicked off 2010 Commencement Week activities, with more than 50 Whittier College students donning the traditional cap-and-gown to be formally recognized by President Sharon Herzberger on the stage of the... More